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We adore seeing most of all: New steampunk outfits, gorgeous clothes bought or handmade , modified props, lovely home wares. We also don't mind interesting art, fine film and literature, and news items of note as long as fashion has something to do with it. Steam themed events are also beloved, providing you note what country and state the event is in. The sun never sets on Steamfashion, after all.
Now on to eye candy so you who have seen this all at one point have something new to look at.
The hat and veil are so pretty...
- Current Mood: working
I attended OzComicCon in Melbourne last weekend and for my first foray into Cosplaying I chose Ivy Hisselpenny from gailcarriger's Parasol Protectorate series. As well as being a fun character, I thought it was a good choice for my first steampunk costume. It has clear elements from the time period (as the books are set in the 1870s), but is light on the overtly steampunk gadgetry side which I felt would be a bit too much for my first steampunk costume (though I did acquire some lovely goggles at the con!) Plus, I got to wear an awesomely outrageous hat!
( The hat!Collapse )
( The Outfit!Collapse )
I was happy with the end result and look forward to creating more steampunk costumes in the future :)
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Thank you kindly for looking
I can't say about the quality or the make but they are rather discounted. (maybe for daily use as opposed to fancy time?)
Bowler Style Hat With Ribbon Detail : sale : handbags + accessories : jcpenney http://jcp.is/n81OyL
Womens Hat, Fedora w/Gemstone : sale : handbags + accessories : jcpenney http://jcp.is/nJc97t
Nine West Hat, Wool Boater - Hats, Gloves, & Scarves - Handbags & Accessories - Macy's http://bit.ly/ruF57j
Hopefully the links are useful! C: